Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Project :)

For my first official project I decided to create some wall art for a babies room. I'm adding it to a super sweet site Its a handmade swapping market place, no money exchanges hands. You earn "whoops" by loading items to swap into your account, and when someone requests the item you earn whatever "whoops" its worth. Its alot simpler than it sounds LOL. I added some cards I whipped up (check them out here )

I started by picking a font, making it as large as possible, and then cutting them out.

Then I traced it onto cardboard (from a soda can box... it was a little thin so I doubled up.)

Then I pulled out the trusty glue gun and chose my yarn. I went with blue this time. To make things a little simpler I wound smaller amounts of yarn that would pass through the spaces in the letters easier. I also cut a bunch of pieces about an inch long to cover the ends.

Take the smaller bundles of wool and start wrapping :) Depending on the letters you use, some will be easier than others. The most challenging of the 3 I did today was the "B". As you run short of yarn glue it in place on the back with at least half an inch at the end to tuck under. Glue the end of the new bundle and then cover it as you wrap. When you have covered the whole letter, use a needle to tuck in the end.

I'm totally in love with the finished product! I'm thinking of doing some words like this for the Bedroom make over... I think they'd look cool in black as word art over the head board. :)

If you'd like these letters for yourself, check out and request them:) I'm making them available in any color!


  1. These are cool! I love the yarn wrapped around the letters, so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing, I'm your lucky first follower! :)

  2. Hi there! You left a sweet message on my blog. Welcome to blogging. Come and join in on the newbie party going on now. That is a start in the right direction. It takes time to grow...but comment, put yourself out there, follow some girls that look of interest and that in turn should get you some traffic. Also, read my tutorials under my header, they will help too.

  3. You were so resourceful! Not only are the colorful and inexpensive, but they're lightweight, so they're easy to hang!

    Welcome to blogging! I'm your third new follower.

  4. These are SOOO CUTE!! What a GREAT gift they'd be for a knitter!


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